Loretta Lynn took to Twitter earlier today to announce the release of the latest single from her upcoming album. The single is a re-recording of her 1971 classic “One’s On the Way.” This time around, though, she has recruited up-and-coming country star Margo Price.
The album, “Still Woman Enough,” is a celebration of women in country music. So it is fitting that Price is among the long list of female country stars on the album. In the tweet, Loretta Lynn says that she is so proud of the new duet.
The tweet also contains a short video clip that shows Margo Price and Loretta Lynn in the studio. It looks like they had a great time cutting the song. The most exciting part about the tweet, though, is the announcement at the end of the caption. The new duet is available to stream on Spotify right now.
You can also find “One’s On the Way,” on YouTube.
Loretta Lynn has every right to be proud of this new single. She and Margo Price work so well together. As they swap verses, you can clearly hear Lynn’s influence on the young country star. They come together to bring new life into one of the Coal Miner’s Daughter’s biggest hits.
Loretta Lynn is Still Woman Enough
The title of Loretta Lynn’s album isn’t just a clever reference to a hit song. It’s a statement. Lynn has long been an advocate for women’s rights. The fact that the album is full of her fellow women of country is just the tip of the iceberg. Many of the songs speak to the strength or plight of women in the world. Many of them are just as relevant today as they were when they were first released. “One’s On the Way,” is one of those songs that still rings true.
The song is a humorous look at life as a small-town stay-at-home mom. The chorus lays out the life of the narrator of the song. “But here in Topeka the rain is a fallin’/ The faucet is a drippin’ and the kids are a bawlin’/ One of ’em a toddlin’ and one is a crawlin’/ And one’s on the way.”
At the same time, she sings about glamorous women in the news. From sex symbols to first ladies, she talks about all of the women that she sees making big waves in society. On the other hand, she is at home with two young kids, one on the way, and a husband who is out at the bar with his Army buddies.
Before going into the last chorus, the lyrics take a look at social change in the late sixties and early seventies. “The girls in New York City, they all march for women’s lib/ And better homes and garden shows, the modern way to live/ And the pill may change the world tomorrow, but meanwhile, today…”
It is songs like these that made Loretta Lynn country music’s spokeswoman for women everywhere. She gave a voice to women who were married young and perpetually pregnant. The fact that she is sharing her vision, her songs, and her fiftieth studio album with other women of country just shows that she hasn’t changed much over the years.
She may be proud of her new duet but country music fans are proud to have Loretta Lynn to look up to.